Motion Control & Drives


Bosch Rexroth introduces latest transfer system

February 2019 Motion Control & Drives

By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an even broader range of industry sectors. The new capabilities include tandem transport for oversized cargo, which is of particular importance to users in the automotive sector. The TS 5 can now also connect with i4.0 tools, to visualise production processes in real-time, and, with the MTpro design planning tool, can achieve any layout for loads of over 400 kg.

In the latest generation, Bosch Rexroth has expanded on the roller conveyor system’s known strengths by developing new modules that users can combine in any configuration they choose. With the new conveyor, customers can now integrate a 3-way diverter, a rotate unit, a front-end drive, and a compact stop gate into the final system. For larger components, the tandem transport capability allows for the transfer of excessively long products.

The upgrades provide the user with even more flexibility when designing their individual system layout and make the TS 5 the ideal solution in a broad range of industry sectors. Other advantages, such as ESD capability, suitability for abrasive or oily environments, or use in a dry room, further enhance the variety of applications optimised by the conveyor system.

Compared with standard chain drives, the system’s king shaft drive and the conveyor rollers allow customers to experience virtually maintenance-free production, with low wear and increased productivity.

Transfer system meets Industry 4.0

The conveyor also sets a benchmark in terms of digitalisation: the system can be seamlessly connected to other Rexroth solutions such as the ActiveCockpit. The interactive communication platform processes and displays manufacturing data in real time. Parameters such as energy efficiency, cycle time and work piece pallet tracking can be measured and visualised for greater transparency and more efficient production processes.

Finally, the MTpro project planning tool simplifies every part of the project with its easy layout design, automated order lists and links to the product catalogue and assembly instructions. This means that the transfer system can be planned and implemented even faster, further shortening time to market for manufacturers who depend on TS 5.

For more information contact Jonathan Narainsamy, Tectra Automation, +27 11 971 9400, jonathan.narainsamy@tectra.co.za, www.hytecgroup.co.za


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